School Details

Gold Oak Elementary School

3171 Pleasant Valley Road, Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 626-3160
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 325 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

54%
54%
56%
68%
68%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Gold Oak Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
53%
46%
72%
72%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Gold Oak Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
76%
65%
73%
72%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Gold Oak Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
57%
60%
54%
54%
65%
51%
51%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Gold Oak Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gold Oak Elementary School is a public elementary school in Placerville. The principal of Gold Oak Elementary School is Shirleen MacKenzie and can be contacted at smackenzie@gousd.org. 325 children attend Gold Oak Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Unspecified; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 1.0% of the Gold Oak Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 45% of the 325 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Gold Oak Elementary School is 17:1. Louisiana Schnell Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 86%
Unspecified 3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 10% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 436%
Filipino 0.5% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 1%
Asian 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 27%
Limited English proficiency 1.0% 0.9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Test scores paint a good picture. It is clear to me that this school is lacking in leadership and the skills to properly educate our students. There are combo classes in most grades and one class taught by the music and PE teachers. The elementary school and the middle school are run by the same two individuals. If you are considering enrolling your child into this school look into the middle school and you will find the same low test scores. I believe the teachers have the heart and desire to teach our kids but their hands are tied with huge classes teaching multiply grades and being shifted around from year to year. Parent involvement in this school and the community is great. It is reflected in the children in how they treat one another with acceptance and kindness.

  • (4 years ago)

    It is a small school with a big heart! Children go to school with their neighborhood friends parents volunteer in the classrooms and run fundraisers. Many of the teachers have taught there for years. Everyone is proud to be involved with their neighborhood school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The administration is purely just a dictatorship. They have no interest in what a parent feels is best for their child. They have combo classes in every grade level and few bad teachers that they won't do anything about! Perhaps when they get a new principal things will change for the better.

  • (6 years ago)

    AWESOME school with wonderful and caring teachers who truly reach out to each child's individual needs! The parent participation makes this school exceptional with lots of extra activities going on all year! My child has excelled here because of the caring staff remarkable teachers and dedicated parents and families!

  • (6 years ago)

    AWESOME school with wonderful and caring teachers who truly reach out to each child's individual needs! The parent participation makes this school exceptional with lots of extra activities going on all year! My child has excelled here because of the caring staff remarkable teachers and dedicated parents and families!

  • (7 years ago)

    Love the school.. teachers staff parents and all.

  • (9 years ago)

    Gold Oak has been an excellent school for my child. She is now in the first grade and an advanced reader. The teachers all get together monthly to review each child's progress in language arts and then assign the child to a reading class that fits their needs. Her teachers have all been very helpful with any problem that has arisen and are willing to go the extra step to provide help and advice.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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